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Pore Scale Modeling of Fluid Transport Using Lattice Boltzmann Methods

Published

Author(s)

Nicos Martys, John G. Hagedorn, J E. Devaney

Abstract

The utility of the lattice Boltzmann method for modeling fluid flow in complex geometries like porous materials is examined. After study of some simple test cases, results from large scale simulations of fluid flow through digitized Fontainbleau sandstone, generated by X-Ray microtomography, are presented. Reasonably good agreement is found when compared to experimentally determined values of permeability for similar rocks. We also calculate relative permeability curves as a function of fluid saturation and driving force. The potential for modeling flows in other microstructures of interest to concrete technology will be discussed.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Ion and Mass Transport in Cement-Based Materials
Conference Dates
October 4-5, 1999
Conference Location
Toronto, CA
Conference Title
International Conference on Ion and Mass Transport in Cement-Based Materials

Keywords

lattice Boltzmann, parallel computing, permeability, x-ray microtomography

Citation

Martys, N. , Hagedorn, J. and Devaney, J. (1999), Pore Scale Modeling of Fluid Transport Using Lattice Boltzmann Methods, Proceedings of the International Conference on Ion and Mass Transport in Cement-Based Materials, Toronto, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860210 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created October 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017